Truth in Fiction - Akata Witch by nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)

We embrace those things that make us unique or odd. For only in these things can we locate and then develop our most individual abilities.  Even you, free agent, have an ability given to you by the omnipotent, distracted Supreme Creator. p. 99

"When things get bad, they don't stop until you stop the badness --- or die." Anatov p. 242

"You shouldn't be forced to treat anything well," Sasha said, giving Orlu an annoyed look. "It should be your choice." p. 295 Sasha

"Not all things are a choice," Orlu said. "Some things should come naturally." p. 295


Truth in Fiction - Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

Golden Boy

"None of them are evil people, but when evil things happened, they looked away and let them happen. I put them in the statue because that's Evil, too." Kweli, p. 237

Habo: "They were saying awful things. Why didn't you get angry?" p. 243

Kweli: "Why choose to be angry? It won't change them, and then I'm angry, which is no fun for me." p. 243

"There are people who aren't ready yet to see your worth, whole cities of them, whole countries of them, perhaps, but someday they will... The most important person to see it is you." Kweli speaking to Habo, p. 289


Truth in Fiction - Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s
Every person has lots of ingredients to make them into what is always a one-of-a-kind creation. p. 18
One thing leads to another.
Often in unexpected ways. p. 307
When you care about other people, it takes the spotlight off your own drama. p. 355